In late August, Citrix released the results of a report that revealed more than half of Americans believed cloud computing was affected by bad weather. Despite the industry’s immense popularity – in that same survey, 97 percent of respondents admitted using cloud services – several misconceptions remain.
A recent CloudTweaks blog outlined several notable myths about the cloud:
- Contrary to popular belief, online databases are not always more complicated to use than on-premise servers. Different cloud-based software have different levels of complexity, but according to the news source, IT’s reluctance to change systems – rather than the cloud being more complicated – is preventing many organizations from making the transition.
- Another misconception is that cloud services cause diminished quality or innovation compared to work done with in-house systems. In fact, according to a report by The Irish Times, the cloud could actually lead to better production because it forces workers to be more engaging.
- The cloud is no riskier than on-premise servers. In fact, according to CloudTweaks, vendors may be more likely to provide secure databases because their jobs are dedicated to offering the best possible systems to companies.
- Although many executives have realized the benefit cloud services have for small- and medium-sized enterprises, larger organizations can gain from it, too. The cloud’s scalability and flexibility could be invaluable to businesses of any size, according to the news source.
- Multiple recent reports indicate that worries about the cloud experiencing a rapid decline in the near future are unfounded. Not only is the industry expected to grow, but different markets – like cloud security or hybrid cloud computing – continue to expand or develop.